The ketogenic Diet has now surfaced as a very popular means to lose weight effectively and also quickly. It is a high protein and low carbohydrate diet which forces the body to burn fats instead of carbs.

#1 Weight Loss

Keto diets work on the principle of low carbohydrates and this forces the body to rely on fats for energy. Keto diets reduce hunger and make you feel fuller thus helping you to lose weight.

#2 Helps to keep diabetes in check

A ketogenic diet helps some people with type 2 diabetes because it allows the body to maintain glucose levels at a low healthy level, thus reducing the need for insulin. It also improves glycemic control of the body.

A ketogenic diet does reduce or prevent seizures in children whose seizures cannot be controlled by medicines. Some types of cancers can be controlled by a keto diet as it shrinks the growth of tumours. A high protein diet also helps to slow down Alzheimer’s.

#3 Reducing epileptic seizures

Foods to be avoided when on a keto diet

1. Foods that are high in sugar like fruit juices ,ice-cream ,cakes, chocolates etc. 2. High carb foods like cereals , rice , pasta wheat, etc .High starch vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas , carrots and legumes like kidney beans should be avoided too.

A ketogenic diet is generally safe for most healthy people but there may be certain side-effects .The body eventually adapts but taking oral mineral supplements could aid in the process. The ketogenic diet has become really popular over the years as a scientific and effective way to lose weight but one should consult a physician before embarking on this diet.